You may require this approval if you intend to undertake activities in a departmental area. A departmental area is an area controlled by the Agency and includes certain waters, shores and seabeds. Certain marine areas have been placed under the control of the Agency for the purpose of regulating marine and port affairs and navigation.
Approval may be required to do the following activities in departmental areas:
- park a vehicle
- drive or ride a vehicle
- swim or dive into any waters
- permit an animal on a jetty
- erect an installation or structure on a departmental area or on departmental land for the purpose of carrying on the business of fuelling and
- carry on the business of fuelling;
Please be aware that you will not require this approval for the installation or use of a fuelling installation if you hold a licence under jetty legislation. If you intend to use departmental land for community activities or commercial development, you may also require a lease.
Please consult the Contact Officer in the first instance to determine if your proposed activity is in a departmental area and requires this approval.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.
Duration is determined on a case by case basis.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for Activities in Marine and Harbour Departmental Areas - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Department of Transport
Marine and Harbours Act 1981 (Western Australia)
Marine and Harbours (Departmental Areas) Regulations 1998 (Western Australia)
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